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Category "Do-it-yourself & Construction"

What is the American Concrete Institute?

What is the American Concrete Institute?

It is not uncommon to find a number of people asking the question, “What is the American Concrete Institute?” Though it has been around for more than a century, not many people are familiar with the American Concrete Institute and what it stands for.
How to install laminate flooring

How to install laminate flooring

Laminate floors are usually made either from high-density fibres or from wood particles. The laminate overlay makes the floor look like hardwood. Laminate flooring is considered easy to install. But should you try installing them without professional help?
How to plaster a wall for beginners

How to plaster a wall for beginners

Plaster can be used to cover walls and ceilings. Applying plaster can change a wall’s appearance, making it more level, moisture-resistant and gives you the opportunity to add texture. It is important to plaster walls correctly, or they wil start to crack and sag. Plastering walls takes time and patience, but once you have learned the technique, you will find the job easy to finish to your satisfaction.
How to install a double shower head

How to install a double shower head

Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to the shower. Some people may like the shower head to pulse, while others may like a hard spray to massage muscles. If you have a double shower head, you will not constantly have to change the way it works. You can easily install a double shower head in approximately one hour.
How to fit kitchen door knobs

How to fit kitchen door knobs

Kitchen cabinet door knobs contribute to a home’s decor. Many times, kitchen cabinets are left without knobs. Fitting them with knobs not only make it easier to open them, but add to the style of the cabinet. There are many knobs to choose from. Once you find the knobs you want, installing them is easy and only takes a few minutes.
How to remove mold and mildew

How to remove mold and mildew

Unknown to many people, mold can cause allergic reactions, such as stuffy noses, irritated eyes and breathing problems. Mold and mildew thrives best in attics, basements and moist areas in the home. Using the right tools, mold and mildew can be removed from your home permanently. Preventative measures can then be taken to prevent it from coming back.
How to sandblast

How to sandblast

Sandblasting is a method of cleaning or etching a hard surface like surface of wood or glass. It is considered as an important element for concrete construction. It is also counted among one of the most effective ways for removing rust from metal surfaces and also removes unwanted paint.
Choosing a dust collection unit for a workshop

Choosing a dust collection unit for a workshop

Woodworking and machine shop dust is a serious health and safety risk. In this article, we'll look at exactly what hazards this problem causes and how to select dust collection systems that will match you or your company's needs. Read on to find out about the different types of dust extraction system and how to estimate the required air flow for your particular situation.
How to put up shelving storage

How to put up shelving storage

Shelving storage can be a perfect accent in any room of your house, adding both beauty and functionality. The appropriate shelves can be used instead of upper cabinets in a kitchen, as book shelves in a family room or library or as pretty display space in a dining room. However, when you buy shelves like mobile shelving, metal shelving or any kind of cheap shelving or expensive racking, you will need to be able to put this shelving up.
Where to get replacement vertical blind slats

Where to get replacement vertical blind slats

When exactly vertical blinds were invented is not certain. Archeologists may have found etchings in an Egyptian tombs which consisted of rushes hung vertically over windows openings. Next came bamboo vertical blinds in China. The designs of vertical blinds have come a long way. Neither are they no longer made with rushes, nor are they the plain, metal slats of the 1950s. However, occasionally you will have to replace vertical blind slats. There is more than one method of doing this.
Where to buy replacement Panasonic microwave parts

Where to buy replacement Panasonic microwave parts

A microwave is one of the essential tools of the modern kitchen and one which adds a great deal of simplicity and ease to the life of a cook. When something goes wrong with our microwave, like a turntable or other oven parts which need to be replaced, being without your microwave can be a major hassle. Buying the right replacement parts is key to getting your microwave up and running again.
How to fit bathroom wall shelves

How to fit bathroom wall shelves

The bathroom is one place where it is essential to have as much storage as you can. The bathroom is the place where you keep medicines, toothbrushes, grooming products, shampoo, hair dryers, towels, and often other linens as well. If you do not have enough bath cabinet storage in your bathroom or are running out of room for door cabinets, you may want to put wall cabinets in to give you extra space. The question is, how do you do this?
How to fit a kitchen unit

How to fit a kitchen unit

A fitted kitchen typically refers to one where all of the cabinets are measured perfectly to fit next to each other and next to the walls. In a fitted kitchen, any gaps are usually filled by spacers or fillers and your cabinets have a cohesive look. When you are looking to buy kitchens, you can choose between a fitted and unfitted kitchen unit. Either way, you need to know how to fit everything together and install it. Read this article to learn more.
How to install an electrical sockets?

How to install an electrical sockets?

You can install your own electrical sockets in your home. If your existing electrical sockets are overloaded, adding new ones will provide more safety. You also can add more lights and more convenience with more electrical sockets. You don’t have to be an electrician to do this project yourself. This article will show you how to install electrical sockets in your home.